CPN-UML Vice President Subash Chandra Nembang submitted his nomination for the presidential election to be held on March 9.
Nembang submitted his nomination at the Electoral Officer’s Office in New Banewshwar on Saturday afternoon. He was accompanied by UML President KP Sharma Oli, UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai and Julie Mahato.
Five lawmakers including Oli proposed Nembang’s candidacy and five including Bhattarai supported his candidacy.
The secretariat meeting held at the party office in Chyasal on Saturday decided to choose Nembang as its presidential candidate.
Nembang, who has been a speaker four times in the past, was elected to the Ilam-2 House of Representatives (HoR) in the recent general election.